Where water can be released 


There are a number of sites around Tasmania where a water release can be requested. These include:

Paddle request information

  • Mersey River below Rowallan

  • Forth River below Paloona

  • Bradys Slalom Course

  • South Esk River - Cataract Gorge

  • Derwent River below Meadowbank

Safety requirements and conditions


On approval of a water release, the contact telephone number for our control desk will be provided. 

The request owner is required to contact our control desk when they are ready to start paddling on the river. The discharge from the dam / power station will then be adjusted in line with the flow request. Failure to contact the control desk will result in the release being cancelled.

The request owner is also required to contact our control desk when they are finished for the day.


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